Please refer to this thread for background study
open for discussion, state your personal views here.
well, its up to them to decide...
for me, i dun even bother to shoot events... and when i am at events (mostly charity) i shoot more than 48 hours FOC...
end of the day, dun expect professional grade pictures if the guy dun deliver, and if you get good pics, start counting your blessings.
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Well if you compare it with a normal day job... door to door salesman / insurance agent etc... making 150 bucks a day is not too bad.... take 150 x 22 work days in a month works out to be 3.3k
If the stadium is full of xmm in bikini, then confirm got of GWC rushing to take up the offer and become the "Offical Photographer".
Actually anyone tot of teaching these organisers a lesson. Lugi that 8-9 hours and ruin the event by giving $150 type of coverage..
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Seriously, tomorrow i'll be covering event for my company, have to follow my director from 9am-5pm, it is FOC, but the returns will be much much higher than market rate.
For the above thread, maybe it will get attention to someone that is interested to do TFCD in stadium.....
those willing to shoot events for $150 one, maybe father bought camera for him, mother bought computer for him, sister bought camera bag for him, brother bought CF cards for him, so $150 is 100% PURE PROFIT, he sure win liao lor.
anyway, tell me which camera man can shoot 22 days a month? if have he also has to hire a few PA to answer phone calls, reply emails, download images, burn CD....so busy, go toilet also got no time.
I can get that amount for an hour job with my newbie skill. However I dont like to shoot event unless its Charity.
I dont' think this si feasible - this is asking CS to take a position that hiring cheap people is risky and those who are expensive are risk free.
Minus the opinion with just the dollar value is okay, but that defeats the thrust of the suggestion anyway.
here's a "solution" maybe......
maybe moderators can open a new thread section for clients looking for photography services based on their budgets:
Threads for clients looking for photographers.( check here to match your budgets )
Photography Services ( $ 10 - $20 an hour )
Check this section for photography-related services who charges the above rates, but hire at your own risk.
Photography Services ( $ 20 - $50 an hour )
Check this section for photography-related services who charges the above rates, some risk still involved.
Photography Services ( $ 100-200 an hour )
Check this section for photography-related services who charges the above rates, semi professionals.
Photography Services ( $ 300 - $500 an hour )
Check this section for photography-related services who charges the above rates, but hire only if you can afford it.
Photography Services ( TFCD)
Check this section for photography-related services who charges the above rates, ????????????????
relax mates.....at the end of the day, we are still providing a service, so it's still entirely up to each individual.....you write your own paycheck. you always have a choice
I'm refer to real events leh, those really got appointed official photographer once, not those any Tom Dick or Harry with camera can just walking and free to shoot one, or those fashion shows at the mall, or any PC shows, car shows got models that kind of events lar.
since events got XMM can attract lots of GWC........
maybe next time event organizers just hire a few XMMs will do, than ask those GWC must surrender photos if they want to shoot the event for free...
hire a few XMMs can get whole battalion of GWC for free, still cheaper then hire one or two official photographer, what a brilliant idea!!
Heck, I'll do it!
If I got nothing better to do that day, I can consider. But since price so low, I must also set some conditions, lah.
Minimum is that my meals must be provided.
Transport allowance, two ways. (by taxi, of course. Will call and book in advance.)
300 pic limit.
DVD will be sent by courier. Collect from my place. Cost to be borne by hiring company.
Terms and conditions to be amended so that both sides will reach agreement, which includes copyright issues, and other clauses to discharge the photographer of any liability if for any reason, photographer is unable to deliver photos/photos of expected standard/quality.
Yup. In this case, $150 is all right.
After shooting for 8-9 hours, you will spend your whole night sorting out the files and editing the photos so effectively you are spending alot more time working.
As an employee, you have employer CPF, medical benefits, annual leave, end of year bonuses..
Do a simple calculation, take your monthly salary x 13 months (assuming bonus of one month only) x employer CPF contibutions .. then divide the amount by 12.. that is the amount you need to make every month.. and not forgetting, you stll have not include your operating cost!
Last edited by Raied; 26th June 2008 at 05:29 AM.
what does XMM and GWC mean? so many acronymns, hard to keep up